Associate of Science Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

An understanding of mathematics is necessary for the study of many disciplines such as psychology, business, biology, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and statistics. Students should consult with advisors to ensure that they study the proper curriculum for their respective discipline.

Students may follow the degree with designation in Mathematics or transfer guide in Mathematics to a particular four-year college/university. Consult your Faculty Advisor to assist you in determining the best pathway for you.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1


ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2





ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2


ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3





HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3



Five (5) credit hours

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1


Arts and Humanities

Nine (9) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4)


Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Ten (10) credit hours

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: SC1


PHY 212

Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: SC1


Additional Required Courses

Sixteen-seventeen (16-17) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

COM 115

Public Speaking





COM 125

Interpersonal Communication


MAT 202

Calculus II: MA1


MAT 203

Calculus III: MA1





MAT 204

Calculus III with Engineering Applications: MA1


CSC 160

Computer Science I: (Language)


CSU-Ft Collins requires a different computer science course than the community college course. Students should seek advising at CSU-Ft Collins for information on the appropriate computer science course to take.


Four-five (4-5) credit hours selected from the AS approved course list.

Total Credit Hours


Additional information available on the Mathematics Department website at